Elberton, GA asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Georgia

Q: Insurance agent in Georgia. Leaving company to go to broker. VP tells me I have 2 yr non compete. What can I do?

No idea what the details are for non compete in contract. I don't have a copy. I was given paperwork and told sign "the highlighted sections". I won't be able to better myself staying here. I am charged for lapses on policies that existed before I was employed. Those effect my pay weekly. I gave 2 week notice last week. I was basically bullied by VP. He even called his wife to "verify" his story of being in my situation before and etc...All this was an attempt to keep me. I serviced customers that I have developed trust with. When informing them that I was leaving, several said they wanted to keep me as their agent and they had no loyalty to that company. Now, I am concerned that the present company will attempt to derail my ability to provide for my family. The VP even told me that the company recently "crushed" a former employee who competed. I have no idea the details on either side. This is a collection salary & small commissions job. Clean record with company, good numbers.

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Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw
  • Powder Springs, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It is in your best interest to contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss the specifics of your case and provide you a more tailored response. Non compete clauses are standard in most sales positions, however they must be reasonable. Determining "reasonableness" is not always cut and dry and requires inquiry.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us today. I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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